The everyday is a key concept in current sociology, yet it has been used with many meanings & is difficult to define. As a theory, it often represents a reaction against either systems theory & structural functionalism or Marxist theories. It tends to focus on the subjective, noninstitutionalized aspects of human life. An attempt is made to clarify the subject by approaching it from the negative angle (what the everyday is not); a typology of meanings of the concept together with their implied opposites is presented. C. Waters


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